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File #: 1318-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/3/2022 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for the ASTHO Grant Program in the amount of $15,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $15,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)
Attachments: 1. $15,000 2022-031116 City of Columbus Public Health (FE) - signed, 2. 1318-2022

BACKGROUND:  Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).  This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $15,000.00 in grant monies to fund the Association of State and Federal Health Officials (ASTHO) Grant Program for the period of March 15, 2022 through July 31, 2022.

 

Columbus Public Health agrees to provide the staffing, and services to enhance the programmatic activities of ASTHO Grant# 61-FE-1705-07-00, CFDA#93.011 as described on the attached.

 

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency to not delay program activities and attend required meetings, and to allow the financial transactions to be posted in the City’s accounting system as soon as possible given the grant start date of March 15, 2022. 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:   The NACCHO Grant Program is entirely funded by the ASTHO Grant.  This program does not generate any revenue or require a City match.

 

Title

 

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for the ASTHO Grant Program in the amount of $15,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $15,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency.  ($15,000.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, $15,000.00 in grant funds have been made available through the National Association of County and City Health Officials for the ASTHO Grant Program for the period of March 15, 2022 through July 31, 2022; and,

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these funds from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for the continued support of the Grant program; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City may receive additional funds awarded from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for the support of the ASTHO Grant Program; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these funds from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for the support of the ASTHO Grant Program; and,

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to allow the City Auditor to transfer appropriations between object classes for the ASTHO Grant Program as needed upon request by the Columbus Public Health department.; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of Columbus Public Health in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Board of Health to accept these grant funds from the National Association of County and City Health Officials and to appropriate these funds to the Health Department, in order to not delay program activities and required meetings, and to allow the financial transactions to be posted in the City’s accounting system as soon as possible, for the immediate preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare;  Now, therefore,

 

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.                     That the Board of Health is hereby authorized and directed to accept a grant award totaling $15,000.00 from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for the ASTHO Grant Program for the period of March 15, 2022 through July 31, 2022.

 

SECTION 2.  That from the unappropriated monies in the Health Department's Grants Fund, Fund No. 2251, and from all monies estimated to come into said Fund from any and all sources during the grant period, the sum of $15,000.00 and any eligible interest earned during the grant period is hereby appropriated to the Health Department, Division No. 5001, G502223, according to the attached accounting document.

 

SECTION 3.  That the monies appropriated in the foregoing Section 2 shall be paid upon the order of the Health Commissioner and that no order shall be drawn or money paid except upon voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.

 

SECTION 4.  At the end of the grant period, any repayment of unencumbered balances required by the grantor is hereby authorized and any unused City match monies may be transferred back to the City fund from which they originated in accordance with all applicable grant agreements.

 

SECTION 5.  Funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 6. That the Board of Health is hereby authorized and directed to accept any additional grant awards from National Association of County and City Health Officials for the ASTHO Grant Program for the period of March 15, 2022 through July 31, 2022.

 

SECTION 7.                     That from the unappropriated monies and from all monies estimated to come into said fund from any and all sources and unappropriated for any other purpose during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 any additional awarded funds are appropriated in Fund 2251 according to notification of award or grant agreement by the grantor.

 

SECTION 8.                     That the City Auditor is hereby authorized to transfer appropriations between object classes for the ASTHO Grant Program as needed upon request by the Columbus Public Health department.

 

SECTION 9.  That for reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.